Movies like In Cold Blood

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In Cold Blood (1967)
 7.9
 23K
In Cold Blood (1967)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A 1967 film based on Truman Capote's book of the same name. After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, dramatic, suspense, brutal ...
Plot: murder, friendship, death sentence, on the run, drifter, death row, interrogation, hanging, confession, execution, farmer, true crime, crimes, crime, police investigation, gas station, crime gone awry, heist, gold, confined, domestic violence, jazz, graphic violence, capture, chases and races ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, year 1960, year 1965, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: kansas, usa, alaska, texas, mexico, las vegas, missouri ...

Most similar movies to In Cold Blood

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, crime, police officer, brutality, violence and death mostly in Crime, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like In Cold Blood: Capote (2005), Infamous (2006), Just Mercy (2019), Murder One (1988), The Onion Field (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 123K
Capote (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.
Style: captivating, based on true events, intellectual, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: writers, journalism, murder, crimes, loneliness, moral dilemma, lifestyle, manipulation, book, investigation, literature, death ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: kansas, usa, alabama, new york, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 16K
Infamous (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Style: serious, sincere, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, investigation, obsession, writer's life, friendship, human nature, crimes, obsessive quest, fame, journalism, gossip and rumors, manipulation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.6
 36K
Just Mercy (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The powerful true story of Harvard-educated lawyer Bryan Stevenson, who goes to Alabama to defend the disenfranchised and wrongly condemned — including Walter McMillian, a man sentenced to death despite evidence proving his innocence. Bryan fights ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: false accusation of murder, courtroom, innocence, lawyer, perjury, defense attorney, murder, lie, injustice, investigation, judge, justice ...
Time: year 1987, 20th century, 80s, year 1993, year 1992
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 293
Murder One (1988)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: This crime drama is based on the true story of Billy Isaacs. Freshly escaped from prison, Isaac is picked up by his brothers, and the entire dysfunctional brood embarks on a crime spree that takes them through a dozen states, claiming the lives of ...
Style: realistic, bleak, disturbing, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), murderous pair, life is a bitch, strong violent content, profanity, graphic violence, escape, on the run, countryside, human nature, confined ...
Time: 70s
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 837
In Cold Blood (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 240 min.
Story: At the end of the 1950s, in a more innocent America, the brutal, meaningless slaying of a Midwestern family horrified the nation. This film is based on Truman Capote's hauntingly detailed, psychologically penetrating nonfiction novel. While in ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, countryside, crime, chases and races, criminal heroes, serial killer, journalism, cons and scams, on the run, psychopath, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: psychological, realistic, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: death sentence, courtroom drama, crimes, police investigation, murder, police officer killed, kidnapping, confined, law enforcement, deadly, law enforcer killer, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Outlaw Jesse James is rumored to be the 'fastest gun in the West'. An eager recruit into James' notorious gang, Robert Ford eventually grows jealous of the famed outlaw and, when Robert and his brother sense an opportunity to kill ...
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, betrayal, gang, depression, rivalry, sheriff, crimes, crime, vengeance, old west, downfall, resentment ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s, 1890s
Place: missouri, kentucky, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 277K
Public Enemies (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's charm and audacity endear him to much of America's downtrodden public, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, bank robbery, gunfight, master criminal, criminal heroes, shooting, crime, chase, organized crime, crimes, special agents, fbi ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, romania, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Executioner's Song (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In this fact-based film, Gary Gilmore, an Indiana man who just finished serving a lengthy stay in prison, tries to start anew by moving to Utah. Before long, Gary begins an ill-advised romance with the troubled Nicole Baker, a teenage single mother. ...
Style: serious, rough, thought provoking, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, death row, capital punishment, prison, courtroom drama, price of justice, crime, crimes, legal, journalism, confined ...
Time: year 1976
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
One False Move (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, crimes, police investigation, crime, law enforcement, criminal heroes, neo noir, dishonesty, siblings relations, chases and races, femme fatale, on the run ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, arkansas, texas, usa, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him to write his life story. Lesser learns that Panzram's ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, death row, murder, prison, empathy, redemption, crime, crimes, deadly, prison life, human nature, criminal heroes ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: minnesota, new jersey, california, israel, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.9
 164K
Black Mass (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, brutality, corruption, crime, violence, fbi, murder, organized crime, arms dealing, crimes, illness, gangster ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 2011, year 1975 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, santa monica california, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.5
 17K
Citizen X (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed victim to over 50 people. His victims were mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a communists state, the police investigations were hampered by bureaucracy, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, factual ...
Plot: serial killer, communism, investigation, murder, forensics, corpse, bureaucracy, police investigation, psychiatrist, shallow grave, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: russia, soviet union, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While working at a Seattle clinic for women in the 1970s, Ann Rule becomes friends with Ted Bundy. Based on a book by Ann Rule.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, dark
Plot: serial killer, murder, legal, psychopath, uncover truth, life is a bitch, who done it, investigation, police investigation, crimes, police detective, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, year 1978, 70s
Place: utah, seattle, usa, seattle washington, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Dead Man Walking (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution.
Style: thought provoking, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, lethal injection, death sentence, nun, death penalty, redemption, warden, forgiveness, confession, court ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.4
 20K
Lonely Hearts (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the late 1940's, Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez were America's notorious "Lonely Hearts Killers". Their lethal scam was simple; they would swindle and then viciously murder lovelorn war widows who would answer their ...
Style: bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, neo noir, sexual attraction, femme fatale, loneliness, attempted murder, police investigation, murderous pair, obsession, seduction, cons and scams ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Let Him Have It (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Chris and Derek's friendship leads to their involvement in the true case which ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, injustice, friendship, jury, vandalism, hanging, murder, death sentence, capital punishment, courtroom drama, law enforcer killer, profanity ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.2
 36K
Chopper (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true and intense story of Mark 'Chopper' Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, cynical, rough, cult film ...
Plot: prison, brutality, convict, criminal, murder, self destructing, judge, criminal heroes, prison life, notoriety, drug use, stabbing ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1978, year 1986
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
 8.7
 986K
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, friends, fbi, criminal heroes, shooting, friendship, life is a bitch, mentor ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1963 ...
Place: new york, florida, usa, bronx new york city, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.7
 270K
Donnie Brasco (1997)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mentor, fbi, organized crime, neo noir, undercover, crimes, friends, investigation, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new york, usa, colombia, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Dance with a Stranger (1985)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain, Mike Newell's Dance With a Stranger (1985) concentrates on Ellis's (Richardson) short-lived relationship with motor-racing driver David Blakely (Rupert Everett).
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: murder, obsession, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity, female criminal, capital punishment, death sentence, true crime, single mother, nightclub, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england, europe, london, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 1K
The Riverman (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A series of interviews are conducted with convicted serial killer Ted Bundy in hopes of gaining insight into the Green River Killer who is terrorizing Seattle.
Style: rough, psychological, serious, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, life is a bitch, track down, crimes, woman in danger, deadly, brutality, violence, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, washington d.c., florida, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Bonnie and Clyde is based on the true stories of the gangster pair Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow who in the 1930s began robbing banks in U.S. cities until they were eventually killed. The film is a major landmark in the aesthetic movement known as ...
Style: disturbing, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lovers on the run, criminal heroes, heist, gang, crimes, chase, fugitives, love and romance, on the road, partners, murderous pair, bank robbery ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1960s, 60s
Place: texas, usa, missouri, oklahoma, iowa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, murder, serial killer, dishonesty, deadly, gory, law enforcement, crimes, prostitute, deception, legal investigation, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.8
 25K
Bugsy (1991)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womanizer with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all ...
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Plot: hollywood, casino, gangsters, crime, crimes, ambition, rise and fall, money, bohemian life, love affair, elimination, gambling ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.7
 233K
Changeling (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: psychological, sentimental, tense, heartbreaking, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing child, missing person, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, life is a bitch, disorder, insanity, serial killer, corruption, loss of son, desperation ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s, year 1935
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 21K
Hoffa (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Jack Nicholson's portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito). The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt all the way to a conclusion ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: labor union, gangsters, politics, crimes, rise and fall, social activist, political intrigue, political corruption, working class, rebellion, americana, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: detroit, usa, michigan, new york, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Sugarland Express (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Married small-time crooks Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin lose their baby to the state of Texas and resolve to do whatever it takes to get him back. Lou-Jean gets Clovis out of jail, and the two steal their son from his foster home, in addition to taking ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, based on true events ...
Audience: kids
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, helicopter, chase, police, prison, gas station, sniper, on the road, stadium, texas ranger, convicted felon ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, 70s ...
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
 15K
River's Edge (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson, has murdered his girlfriend Jamie. He brags to his friends about killing her, and when they discover he is telling the truth, their reactions ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, gloomy, psychological, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, juvenile delinquency, strangulation, police, woman strangled to death, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Helter Skelter (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A new take on the Manson Family murders, with a keen focus on Charles Manson himself.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, religions or cults, journalism, law enforcement, crimes, obsession, district attorney, legends and myths, deadly, leadership, delusion ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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